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Jaguars' Malik Jackson hosts 'A Night of Giving'

Event benefits nonprofit Malik's Gifts

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson hosted "A Night of Giving" event at a Ponte Vedra Beach restaurant Thursday night.

The event, in partnership with his nonprofit organization, Malik's Gifts, was at the 3 Palms Grille.

Jackson was joined by his teammates and friends for a night of live music from The Band Be Easy, food, drinks and fun.

All of the proceeds from the event will benefit Malik's Gifts, which is a nonprofit organization Jackson created. 

The organization's mission is to support and serve at-risk children, military children and families, animal rescue missions and family emergency assistance in the local community.

In less than a year, the organization has raised and donated more than $80,000 for important local causes, such as the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville Humane Society and Helping Hands for Freedom.